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Abstract Title: Study of students enrollment pattern and performance gap
Abstract: This project is inspired by the observation that there seemingly exists a performance gap between on-sequence and off-sequence students enrolled in introductory physics classes. On-sequence students are defined as those who take physics 1 in fall semester, and physics 2 in spring semester, as recommended by their academic program flowcharts; whereas off-sequence students are those who take physics 1 in spring semester, and physics 2 in fall semester. Various factors, such as academic readiness and motivation, are believed to contribute to the performance gap. In this project, research-based instruments, FCI, CSEM and CLASS, are used to study and gauge the factors, with the aim of modifying curriculum design accordingly to address the gap.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Changgong Zhou
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile RD
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-204-3657